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. >>> well, the other big story today is the end of an era for the roman catholic church. pope benedict xvi set down a few hours ago. [ church bells tolling ] >> a white helicopter transported benedict to a 17th century palace. he will return to vatican city as pope emeritus, the first pope to retire in nearly 6 centuries. this historic event is drawing bay area catholics to church in the middle of the week. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran went to mass this morning at st. mary's in san francisco where she asked catholics about their hopes for the future. >> reporter: archbishop john quinn opened this morning's mass calling this a historic moment for catholics. >> resignation was an act of faith. >> reporter: it was a special day of mass to celebrate pope benedict on the final day of his pontificate. worshippers were thankful and no feelings of animosity. >> i had read some of his books and in those reflections he mentioned about the fact that, you know, possibly this might be his decision if god chose and wanted him to do that. he is a faithful pope an
benedict had big shoes to fill in 2005 when cardinals chose him to succeed john paul ii. one of his biggest tasks was responding to the priest sexual abuse scandal. >> indeed, i am deeply sorry. >> reporter: pope benedict issued an apology to victims and said the church made serious mistakes. today the pontiff called his choice reresign "a decision of great importance for the life of the church" and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. contend, to replace him include the archbishops of vienna and milan, cardinal timothy dolan of new york is a long shot. >> what happens next at the vatican? >> reporter: what happens next is that the vatican will announce a date for the conclave which is when the world's voting cardinals will come to rome to vote for the next pope. in the meantime, the pope says he will continue to work doing what he normally does. >> anna matranga live at the vatican, thank you so much. >>> and the pope's decision is drawing varied reactions from catholics here in san francisco. some are concerned about the timing
than a month. >> pope benedict xvi addressed catholics during an emotional sendoff today. vinita nair is in vatican city where tens of thousands packed st. peter's square to witness history. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi arrived in st. peter's square for his final general audience smiling and waving from the popemobile. he spent about 15 minutes saying hellos, stopping to admire one of the youngest in the crowd. aides assisted the 85-year-old as he walked up to the platform. in a clear strong voice, the pope thank the faithful from the bottom of his heart. the holy father acknowledged his eight-year reign had rough spots saying at times that it seemed like the lord was sleeping. benedict retires tomorrow and plans to dedicate the rest of his years to prayer. >> i was deeply freightful for the understanding -- grateful for the understanding, support and prayers of so many of you. >> reporter: an estimated 150,000 people cheered and waved signs thanking the pope for his service. some wiped away tears. >> opportunity to say good-bye to someone w
to expensive summer blends. $5.19. >> hopefully it doesn't head north. >>> when pope benedict xvi's resignation takes effect in eight days so will his papal pension. just what kind of retirement package does he get? about $3,500 a month. that's what the catholic church typically offers retired bishops. the vatican has not disclosed any other financial arrangements that may have been made for benedict's retirement. the london telegraph says he will have the title of bishop emeritus of rome and will resume the use of his name joseph ratzinger. >>> many children with dyslexia have difficulty reading. scientists in northwestern university found their brains interpret sounds differently. researchers found giving children listening devices that transmit their teacher's voice directly into their ears can help improve their reading skills. >>> researchers at carnegie- mellon think they have discovered who is most likely to catch a cold. scientists measure protein complexes at the ends of chromosomes and they say young and middle-aged adults with shorte
will be no more tweets from the pope. pope benedict's official twitter account will be closed february according to vatican radio. the pontiff will likely send out his last tweet on february 27th the day before he leaves the vatican. more than 2 million people follow pope benedict on twitter. so i don't know. maybe the next pope will be on twitter. >> you think he is actually doing the tweets? >> he may be. >> the next pope may be on facebook, too. >> yeah. >> we'll see. >> he may be 85. >> could be. >>> guys, got a great weekend coming our way. we have changes though coming in our direction, as well. high pressure bringings a nice day today but may begin to weaken a little bit tomorrow. outside right now we have a lot of sunshine and a few high clouds cruising in overhead. little bit of a breeze over the bay, as well. 59 degrees in concord right now. 59 in santa rosa. 58 in san jose. a low 50s at the coastline right now. it's looking good toward mount diablo and really into the afternoon. lots of sunshine for everyone these temperatures right
. he now plans to skip the conclave to elect a new pope. >>> meanwhile, pope benedict issued a new rule today to get around the usual 15-day delay before the conclave can begin. yesterday the pope blessed tens of thousands from his apartment overlooking st. peter's square. when he steps down on thursday, he will be the first pope to do so in 600 years. >>> a crazy weather day in parts of oklahoma and the texas panhandle after a blizzard makes traveling nearly impossible there. check it out. amarillo, texas, already has a foot of snow, making roads impassable and reducing visibility to 0. it is a mess there. it's a similar scene in oklahoma. the panhandle where blizzard conditions are hitting the region hard. people are being told to stay indoors and off the roads. the storm is expected to continue into tomorrow. >>> feel a little guilty about being if the bay area, but i'm looking back here right now at the bay bridge saying -- >> and how about. >> -- aren't we lucky? >> i love the crazy weather. that's what makes it fun. >> you like to forecast
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